- The government of the UK and Turkey. And everywhere else.
- United Kingdom
The Armenian Genocide was the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. It was characterised by the use of massacres, and the use of deportations involving forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of Armenian deaths generally held to have been between one and 1 and 1.5 million.
Many countries, including Turkey and the UK have still not recognised the Genocide. This refusal to recognise such a calamity creates opportunities for similar events to take place without recognition by other countries.
The UK has not recognised the Genocide due to not wanting to damage trading relations with Turkey. It prompts the question: Does the UK and other non-recognising countries care more about trade relations or stopping ongoing injustice?
We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom to recognise and condemn the Armenian Genocide.
The Recognise the Armenian Genocide! petition to The government of the UK and Turkey. And everywhere else. was written by Vanda and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.